New Delhi: At least 20 displaced people were killed and 30 others were injured in a car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province.
A car bomb was detonated by ISIS terrorists in the area between al-Jafra and al-Koniko in Deir Ezzor's northern countryside, claiming the lives of 20 civilians at least and injuring around 30 others, many of them women and children, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
The blast occurred near the city of Deir ez-Zor, according to SANA state news agency.
It took place near the al-Jafra area, which is controlled by the Syrian government.
The People's Protection Units (YPG) confirmed the incident on their Facebook page, calling it a "massacre."
Earlier this month, the Syrian Army announced the fight against IS in Syria was coming to a close, after the city of Abu Kamal – considered to be the last terrorist stronghold in the country – was liberated.
The takeover of the area in eastern Syria close to the border with Iraq also prevented the militants from moving freely between the two countries.